Special Collections Blog Posts

February 17, 1969. On this day, WFBM television and radio stations ran an editorial in support of the creation of a state board of regents to control the running of public universities in Indiana. The idea had been raised in Mayor Richard G. Lugar's December 14, 1968 televised speech calling for an independent state university in Indianapolis. In the... Read More
February 16, 1983. On this day, Herron School of Art professor emeritus David K. Rubins was honored at the Indiana Arts Awards ceremonies held in the Indiana State House rotunda. Rubins was honored for his extraordinary contributions to the arts in Indiana and the nation. A reporter for the Sagamore, the student newspaper of IUPUI, was on hand and... Read More
February 15, 1985. On this day, the Progressive Student Union of IUPUI held a dance to assist hunger relief in famine-stricken Ethiopia. The dance was held in an off-campus hall. The organization sold tickets for the event, proceeds of which were to be donated to organizations experienced in hunger-relief efforts. Many groups and individuals pitched in... Read More
February 14, 1969. On this day, an accreditation team from the North Central Association of College and Secondary Schools visited the 38th Street Campus of IUPUI to meet with faculty, staff, and students. The event had been scheduled for over a year. The team's purpose was to assess the quality of education provided by the Purdue University-... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week. It's Homecoming Time! Wherever our prodigals may roam, alma mater will welcome them home with open arms. In this week's photo, Jinx the Jaguar, IUPUI's first mascot, flexes with some of his myriad friends at Homecoming festivities in the Student Activities Center in the University College building, now Taylor Hall. Take note of... Read More
February 13, 1978. On this day, social and political activist Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998) spoke on the IUPUI campus in Lecture Hall 101. The Black Student Union of IUPUI sponsored the event. Despite bitterly cold weather, a crowd of 300 attended. Carmichael gave an interview to the Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper. In it he asserted that... Read More
February 12, 1988. On this day, well-known social theorist and activist Jeremy Rifkin gave a lecture titled "Rethinking Your Worldview" in the Krannert Building on IUPUI's 38th Street Campus. The School of Science Student Council sponsored Rifkin's appearance. According to a report in The Sagamore, the student newspaper of IUPUI, he disdained the... Read More
February 11, 1983. On this day, Dr. Donald J. Neiderpruem, professor of microbiology and immunology in the Indiana University School of Medicine, was the first recipient of the Edward C. Moore Award for outstanding teaching at IUPUI. The award was named for the then recently retired dean of the faculties and executive dean Dr. Edward C. Moore, who... Read More
February 10, 1977. On this day opened the IUPUI University Theatre production of the popular musical, Oliver, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. The production was a roving one, with performances in three different campus venues. The first performance took place in the Krannert Building on IUPUI's 38th... Read More
February 9, 1973. On this day, in the early morning hours, a fire broke out in a five-building industrial complex at 900 West Wabash Street (where the National Institute for Fitness and Health and the Riverwalk Garage are today) housing warehouses of the Beveridge Paper Company. The fire destroyed all the buildings, which were owned by Indiana... Read More

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